A Candida albicans/multi walled carbon nanotube (Ca/MWCNTs) composite material has been produced. It can be used as a temperature-sensing element operative in a wide temperature range (up to 100 °C). The Ca/MWCNTs composite has excellent linear current-voltage characteristics when combined with coplanar gold electrodes. We used growing cells of C. albicans to structure the carbon nanotube-based composite. The fungus C. albicans combined with MWCNTs co-precipitated as an aggregate of cells and nanotubes that formed a viscous material. Microscopic analyses showed that Ca/MWCNTs formed a sort of artificial tissue. Slow temperature cycling was performed up to 12 days showing a stabilization of the temperature response of the material.

Candida albicans/MWCNTs: a stable conductive bio-nanocomposite and its temperature sensing properties

MARESCA, Bruno;PORTA, AMALIA;SABATINO, PAOLO;CARAPELLA, Giovanni;NEITZERT, Heinrich Christoph
2013

Abstract

A Candida albicans/multi walled carbon nanotube (Ca/MWCNTs) composite material has been produced. It can be used as a temperature-sensing element operative in a wide temperature range (up to 100 °C). The Ca/MWCNTs composite has excellent linear current-voltage characteristics when combined with coplanar gold electrodes. We used growing cells of C. albicans to structure the carbon nanotube-based composite. The fungus C. albicans combined with MWCNTs co-precipitated as an aggregate of cells and nanotubes that formed a viscous material. Microscopic analyses showed that Ca/MWCNTs formed a sort of artificial tissue. Slow temperature cycling was performed up to 12 days showing a stabilization of the temperature response of the material.
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